Cannes City Guide
The French Riviera is the stuff of dreams — movies stars, yachts, luxury — and the Riviera’s most glamorous town — CANNES — is its epicenter for all things fabulous. Perched on the Mediterranean with incredible views, CANNES has high season pricing that will break the bank, so plan your itinerary in advance if you don’t have a Hollywood budget.
For all the hype, there’s not alot to do in CANNES, so after hours lazying around on your hotel’s beach, fashionistas will enjoy shopping at 55 Croisette, Galeries Lafayette, Mercedeh, and Taizo as well as boutiques along the La Croisette, rue d’Antibes and rue Meynadier. Design enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the medieval town of Le Suquet perched on a hill above city center, shopping at Autour de la Terre, Black Card and Martine Foubet or an afternoon spent instagramming the gorgeous Villa Domergue or Villa Rothschild.
MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS
Cannes Film Festival
The creme-de-la-creme of film festivals held every May.
Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique
In July and August, Cannes skies light up for this annual fireworks competition.
Just a 10-15 minute ferry from Port of Cannes. Don’t miss Fort Royal where the Man in the Iron Mask was held.
Le Petit Train
Kind of cheesy tour, but a good respite when walking in the heat takes its toll.
623 Chemin des Gardettes, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Wonderful modern art museum about an hour from Cannes.
47 Boulevard de la Croisette
Small art gallery featuring 20th century artists on the Croisette. Open daily.
Marché aux Fleurs
allée de la Liberté
Get up early Tuesdays – Saturday for Instagram-worthy photos. #FloralFridays.
North of the Vieux Port
On Mondays, its an antiques market, the rest of the week foodie heaven.
Palais des Festivals
Boulevard de la Croisette
The site of the annual star-studded Cannes Film Festivals. Confirm tours in advance.
7 Rue Marceau
Mega hotspot for good Italian. More about the scene than the food.
Place Franklin Roosevelt
If you dare venture out, this club has the best DJs.
La Petite Maison Nicole
10 Boulevard de la Croisette
At Hotel Majestic serving classic Mediterranean cuisine.
La Villa Archange
Rue de l’Ouest, Le Cannet
Read my review here.
5 Rue la Fontaine
For meals with a Mediterranean flair and a hint of Asian influences.
Le Park 45
45 Boulevard de la Croisette
A bit overhyped, but service is consistent and flavor profiles are interesting.
1 Boulevard de la Croisette
Great location. Good food. See and be seen.
22 Rue Bivouac Napoléon
One of the hottest chefs serving one of the most innovative meals in Cannes.
8 Avenue des Frères Roustan, Golfe
A 15-minute ride for delicious seafood. Order the bouillabaisse.
50 Boulevard de la Croisette
If you can get pass the bouncers, VIP is THE club to party all night.
73 Boulevard de la Croisette
For a romantic beachfront evening in Cannes.
Zoa Sushi Bar
2 Place du Général de Gaulle
Hip scene for some of the best sushi in Cannes.
58 Boulevard de la Croisette
Art Deco stunner made famous by Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief.
Five Seas Hotel
1 Rue Notre Dame
Chic boutique hotel with cool vibe and Sea Sens restaurant.
Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez
73 Boulevard de la Croisette
Iconic Art Deco hotel known for extraordinary service and celebrity sightings.
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc
29 Kennedy Boulevard
Got serious cash? Check in here and you will not be disappointed. Exceptional. Truly.
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